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BITS OF NEWS
GIRLS ARE STRUNG UP.
Mount . Vernon, N. Y., Dec. 8.
Appeal hat been made-to John D.
Rockefeller to reopen' the hospital
buildings he established at a cost
of $500,000 near the Bedford re
formatory for women.
The buildings were, to have been
used for the study of social and
mental hygiene and Mr. Rocke
feller gave the state the privilege
to purchase them when they were
completed, closing them when the
state failed to avail itself of the
offer. Testimony that girls at the
reformatory were "strung up" and
given the cold water treatment as
punishment for violating rules,
brought out expressions of belief
that if the hospital buildings were
reopened, girls suffering from
hysteria and temper could be cured
there without being "tortured." It
could not be learned whether Mr.
Rockefeller will accede to the re
ACCUSE CARPENTIER -OF
SHIRKING A MATCH.
Paris, Dec. 8. Georges Carpen
tier, European heavywieght cham
pion, is shirking a match.
That is the claim of a group of
"eugenist" French women who pro
' test the champion is not fulfilling
his-patriotic duty marriage
Eugenically speaking, it is claimed
Carpentier is a supreme specimen of
French manhood and, the women
assert, "it is not right for him to
The protesting women suggest
a law forcing the conquorer of Joe
Beckett to assume the burdens of
a family and thus set an example
for other athletes, who measure up
to the eugenic standards. .
It may be remarked, however,
that Carpentier- already has turned
down the goodly number of 1,567
offers of marriage from as many of
the fair sex. -
PRINCE OF WALES TO WED
DEVONSHIRE'S DAUGHTER? .
London, Dec. 8. Intense specu
lation is being indulged in by court
circles as a result of the report
that the prince of Wales is to
wed a daughter of the duke of
Devonshire and that the king will
shortly announce the engagement,
It is presumed that the youn
peeress in question is Lady Blanche,
who is 21 years of age. NexLin
age comes Lady Dorothy, who is 19.
The prince is approaching the age
British court circles have been
convinced right along that the idea
of the prince marrying an American
girl or a European princess is out
of the question.
The duke of Devonshire has been
governor of Canada since 1916.
SENT MAYOR'S WIFE.
Winnipeg, Dec. 8. After Mayor
Nray, who testified at the trial of
"' R. 'B. "Rnssell, charged with 'sedi
tious conspiracy in connection wjth
the general strike last May, had in
formed the court he and his wife
at that time had received many
threatening and indecent letters.
Justice Metcalfe handed to counsel
for crown and defense a letter which
he said was "just a sample" of
letters he was now receiving. The
contents were not made public, but
it could be seen that the letter was
typewritten, without date or signa
CHARGE AGAINST GIRL.,
New York, Dec. 8. Justice Levy
in the Brooklyn Children's court
dismissed a charge of manslaughter
against Francis Sulinski, 14-year-olil
servant girl. She was accused
of having caused the death, several
months ago, of Solomon Kramer,
infatnt so of - her employer, by
placing poison in soup which she
said -was ; intended for the child's
nurse with whom shehad quarreled.
On request of the girl's counsel,
she was ordered committed to ,St.
Germain's h6me near Poughkeep'sie.
MAY PAY DIVIDENDS
IN BOTTLED GOODS.
Chicago, Dec. 8. Rumored possi
bility that dividends of the United
States Food Products company,
Icgl successor to the former Dis
tillers' Securities corporation, would
be distributed in the form of distilled
liquor instead of currency caused
. nuich comment here.
One broker estimated that such
action might release 1,500,000 gallons
of bourbon whisky as dividends on
the 307,726 shares of the torpora
. tion's stock.
Levy Mayer, counsel for the cor
poration was consulted.
"The plan is under consideration,"
'he said. "The issuance of dividends
' ' depends on the United States su
preme court decision in the prohibi
The rumor failed to indicate how
the liquid dividends would be trans
MAY TRY EX-KAISER
IN HISTORIC COURT.
... London,' Dec. 8. The British au
thorities are considering the ques
tion of trying the former kaiser in
' the old Bailey court, which is 400
years old, and made famous by
If this ancient court should be
chosen for the scene of the trial, the
ex-kaiser would be lodged in the fa
mous Newgate prison, adjoining.old
Bailey. This, it' is argued, would
have the inconvenience of having
v him imprisoned in the tower, neces
sitating daily journeys to the law
WINTER SPORTS FOR YANKS
IN SIBERIA ASSURED.
New York, Dec 8. Winter sports
for American troops in Siberia to
relieve monotony in that bleak coun-
try, are assured by the Young Men's
Christian association announcement
' it had ordered large quantities of
'athletic goods for shipment by the
first available steamer. The consign
ment will -include 2,000 pairs of
skates, especially designed to fit
army shoes, 200 pairs of skiis, 100
sleds, 500 hockey ticks and 175
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OMAHA, ' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1919.
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Railroad Men Report One of
Most Severe Stows That
Ever Hit Nebraska-Trains
Held All Night in Terminals.
SNOW PLOWS STALLED;
30 BELOW AT POINTS
Two U. P. Trains Snowbound
On x Branch Line Without
Light or Heat, Report Lin
coln Service Suspended.
A thermometer exposed to the
wind at Sixteenth and Farnam
streets registered 5 degrees be
low zero at 2 this morning.
One of the jnost severe blizzards
ever experienced in Nebraska in
the month of December raged
throughout the state last night, ac
cording, to reports by Burlington
and Union Pacific railroad train dis
patchers. Burlington trains between Omaha
and Linrnln nn the main line were
entiely discontinued, according to
the Burligton train dispatcher, who
also said indirect reports were that
trains were being held for the night
in terminals on the etftire Burling
ton system west of Omaha, both on
the main and branch lines. '
Squadrons of snow plows were put
in use to clear the way for the de
layed Burlington trains.
U. P. Trains Run Late.
Union Pacific trains were' from
three to four hours late, but con
tinued running during the night.
Low temperatures made it almost
impossible to heat the cars, and pas
sengers experienced discomfort from
the cold. .... -v-'- --
The storm, which started with
light winds and snowfall yesterday
morning, did not begin to' interfere
seriously with the running of-trains
until early last night, when the wind
increased to a gale, and snow began
20 to 30 Below.
Temperatures averaging about five
below zero prevailed in the eastern
half of the state and incomplete re
ports indicated that much lower tem
peratures prevailed farther west,
dropping from 20 to 30 degrees be
low in Wyoming and Montana.
The highest temperature in Oma
ha during the day, according to the
weather bureau report, was 13 de
grees above zero, and the fowest 1
above, which was the record at 8 p.
tn., when the final reading of the
thermometer for the day was taken.
Snow. accomDanied bv heavy
winds, fell during most of Ihe night
in all parts of the state. Aitnougn
the snowfall in many parts was com
paratively light in many places, cuts
wire so heavily drifted that snow
pfows were unable to cope; with the
situation, according to reports.
Anticipate Hurry Fuel Calls.
t Railroad officials anticipate that
the severe weather will result in
many hurry calls for coal from
towns west of here. This, they say,
complicates the taskt of bring
ing coal to Omaha from western
Persistent reports that two branch
line trains on the Union Pacific were
stalled in cuts without heat or
light could not be verified by the
Union Paciflb train dispatcher last
night. The reports did not give the
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location or trie stranaea trains.
8 Below Zero arid
No Coal in Bins
Of Montana Homes
Spokane Wash., Dec. 8. WitW
eight below zero weatner prevailing
throughout much of. the northwest,
many communities, particularly in
Montana, were reported to be whol
ly without fuel. These included
Shelby and several smaller commun
ities nearby, Deer Lorge, Bozeman
and Livingston. '
Cold Wave Warning
- In Three Principal Centers
Chicago, Dec. 8. With cold wave
warnings displayed in central, gulf
and western, states, the scant coal
supply is expected to be further di
minished. Scores of towns in the
midwest are almost without coal and
the western country is in the grip of
a gathering blizzard.
Much colder weather will, reach
Chicago and the lower lakes by
Tuesday night with zero tempera
ture Wednesday jnorning. The fore
caster also predicts snow with fresh
north and northwest winds. The
(Continued on Pars Two, Column Six)
I. W..W. Planned Enlisting
Negroes in Race War
Douglas, Ariz., Dec. 8. Enlist
ment of negroes in a race war was
one of the plans of the I. W. W.
according to circulars seized by U.
S. officials in recent raids on radical
MAN AND WOMAN
HELD FOR MURDER
OF 'BILLY' DANSEY
Next Door Neighbor and
Housekeeper Spirited Away
Hammonton, N. J. Dec. 8.
Charles S. White, next door neigh
bor of the Dansey family, was ar
rested charged with the murder of
"billy" Dansey. Mrs. Edith, L.
Jones, housekeeper for Councilman
Edward M. White, father of Charles
S. White, was also arrested charged
with being an accessory after the
The prisoners were taken quietly
out of this town' to Mays Land
ing, where they were locked up in
the county jai,. The detectives
brought them in an automobile first
to the Hammonton town hall where
they were formally arraigned be
fore a magistrate who was pledged
to silence. No one in the town
was aware of the arrests until word
was received from Mays Landing.
Thought Lad Kidnaped.
The body of three-year-old "Billy"
Dansey was found by a hunter in
a swamp- near here November 21.
The boy had disappeared from his
home several weeks previously and
a nation-wide search had been con
ducted for him on the theory he
had been kidnaped."
White is the owner of the "Dahlia
farm" adjoining the Dansey farm.
He is the father of "Charlie" White,
the child playmate of Billy Dansey.
The elder White told the investi
gators at the time of Billy's dis
appearance that he had seen the
child in his dahlia fields.
Vital Organs Disappear.
When the body was discovered
Dr. Louis R. Souder, the county
physician who examined it, said that
there was no evidence of foul play,
but that the vital organs and all
parts of the body which would have
aided in disclosing how the boy died
Edmund, C. Gaskill, county prose
cutor, declared that he had sufficient
evidence to show that the boy was
murdered and to clear up the mys
tery surrounding his death. He re
fused, however, to give any infor
mation as to the grounds on whi,:h
the warrants i were secured against
White and Miss Jones, .
RULES OF 1917
Drastic Limitations Put on Use
Of Bituminous Coal Through
out the Country.
Washington, Dec. 8. Viewing
with alarm the steadily dwindling
bituminous coal supply due to the
miners' strike, Fuel Administrator
Garfield, by an order tonight, re-,
stored for the entire nation most of
the drastic restrictions on lighting
and heating which were in effect
during the coal shortage in 1917.
The limitations, which are applic
able to consumers of bituminous
coal and coke, were made effective
tonight with issuance of the order
and are to be enforced by the rail
road administation. Consumers of
anthrcije coal, gas and other fuels
are not affected by the order.
The restrictions were announced
through the railroad, administration
No ornamental lights, white way
or other unnecessary street lights,
outline lighting, electric signs or il
luminated bill boards, show windows
or show case lights, are to be oper
ated. This does not affect street
lighting necessary for the safety of
No cabaret, dance hall, pool hall
or bowling alley shall be permitted
to use light except between 7 v. m.
rnd 11 p. m. '
y Regulations for Stores.
Stores, including retail stores, but
excepting stoes selling food and
excepting stores selling food and
warehouses, must not use light (ex
cept safety lights), except for six
hours per day. Manufacturing plants
shall be allowed to use light only
during the time prescribed for the
use of pow.er.
Drug stores and restaurants may
remain open according to present
schedules, but must reduce lighting
Railroad stations, hotels, hospitals,
telephone, telegraph 4nd newspaper
offices are not included insofar as
necessary lighting is concerned.
General and office lights must be
cut off not later than 4, p. m. in of
fice buildings, except necessary fed
eral, state and municipal offices, and
except where office operation of vital
industries is involved. j
Dairies, refrigerator plants, baker
ies, plants for the manufacture of
necessary medicinal products, water
works, sewerage plants, printing
plants for . the printing of news
papers only, battery charging out
fits in connection with" plants pro
ducing light or .power for tele
C en tinned on Fat Two, Column Two.Vj
$100,000 Jewel Theft.
Chicago, Dec. 8. Three robbers
took jewelry valued at $100,000 from
the Morris Klein shop in the center
6f the4 downtown shopping district.
The thieves ordered Mr. Klein and
two other men in the shop td throw
upVtheir hands, scooped the jewelry
and money from the safe and show
windows and escaped in an automo
OF COAL IN
Fuel Administration Replies to
Charge of City Commissioner
That There Are. 1000 Cars in
.The Railroad Yards.
600 ON ONE TRACK.
CITY OFFICIAL SAYS
Committee Reports Total of
Onfy 470 Cars in. City Suf7
fering Increases and Number
Of Unemployed Grows.
The claim of the terminal coal
committee yesterday, that continued
depletion of coal supplies here is
adding to the difficulties of the situ
ation, was challenged by City Com
missioner Butler, who made a public
statement that there are now more
than 1,000 cars of commercial and
steam coal on tracks in' this city,
and that the closing of industries by
the col committee cannot be recon
ciled. At a late 'hour last night the cim
mittee made. answer to the charges
of Commissioner Butler, having
spent the day in an investigation anr
arranging exact figures to disprove
"Omaha has enough coal on hand
to supply its industries under normal
conditions for four days, or under
the restriction's conditions for six
days," according to the statement
"Normal requirements of bitum
inous coal for Omaha and Council
J luffs are 5,250 tons, or 120 cars
aily," continues the "statement.
"The fuel restrictions have reduced
the daily requirements here to ,500
tons, or 80 cars. The entire amount
of .bituminous coal .pn cars todaj'-in
Omaha is 20,724 tons'or 470 cars.
While this may look big, it must be
considered in the light 6f the re
quirements." . v .
Advices from W. M. Jeffers, chair
man 'of the fuel committee, stateo
that all the coal which was mined in
Wyoming mines last weeli had left
the mines by Saturday flight, so that
at the present time not ton of coa!
left. All had been shippedby Sunday
morning , ;
- Sheridan Mines Shut Down.'
Restoration of German Monarchy With
Von Hindenburg And Crown Prince
As King And President, Plan of Royalists
Col. Max Bauer, One of the (Chief Leaders of Monarchical Party, Gives Out Inter
view to Universal Press Correspondent s to Hopes for the Future Among
The Mass of German People Ex-Kaiser Has No Place at All in Plans Pro-
mulgated and Is Told in Courteous But None the Less Certain Words That
i He Is Not Wanted Again, Indeed, Is Not Beingx Consideredat All ,Mon
JiTVriv tn "Ro FasTiinnprl Affpr flip British. Pflrrovn I '
"Today, the Sheridan mines were L ine Iir de's e Oerman
shut down find the Rock Springs demands fo modification of the
mines were only running 15 per cent
of their normal.
"The blizzard, which is raging
overall the south and southwest
makes a vastly greater draft on the'
coal for the moving of trains.
"The committee spent consider
able time today trying to procure
some coal, but all their efforts were J
of no avail, says tne statement. .
"The railroads claim that they are
not holding any more than is abso
lutely necessary for the movement
of their passenger and freight trains
carrying live stock and perishable
"Even if the strike is settled Tues
day it will be at least Christmas be
fore enough coal will arrive in Oma
ha to enable the factories and stores
of the city to resume their normal
Mayor Smith yesterday" contra
dicted Governor McKelvie, by assert-'
ing that there are plentyof railroad
cars available if the coal can be
The coal committee insisted that
receipts of coal in Omaha this week
will be less than last week and that
further conservation measures will
be necessary to meet the fuel strin
Snow, wind and lowering temper
atures throughout the west during
the last 24 hours retarded transpor
tation of meager shipments of coal
en route, and increased the demands
Endorses Wood Chopping.
H. L. Snyder, acting chairman of
the committee, endorsed wood chop-
nine as a conservation measure.
Randall K. Brown and J. M. Gillarr j-places the responsibility on the Ger
of the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce are considering the production
of large quantities of fuel wood from
the timber lands near Omaha. A
volunteer organization was started
yesterday by tfie Council Bluffs
Chamber of Commerce. -;
Charitable organizations are hav
ing their rush . " season . advanced
earlier than they have ever experi
enced, and the employment bureaus
are being sought by hundreds of
unemnloyed. - , .' .
The'ice cutting season, which will
be started soon, will give employ
ment to hundreds of men near
While the coal committee was de
vising ways and means yesterday to
further restrict the use of coal in
Omaiha and Council Bluffs, City
Commissioner Butler made a per-
track here, and reported that he ob
served wore than 1,000 cars and ob
tained reliable information from
railroad men that there are as many
more cars on tracks between Omaha
and Fremont, Missouri Valley and
Boone, la. '
"There are 600 cars of coal on the
(Continncd on lip Two, Column Three)
By KARL H. VON-WIEGAND.
(Universal Service Correspondent.)
Copyright 1919 By Universal Servile.
Berlin, Dec. 8. "Our aim is the
restoration of the German monarchy
upon the British pattern. Our pro
, "Electting Hindenburg president
at the coming election. 1
."A plebescite of the German
people on the question: 'Monarchy
"Putting Crown Prince Frederich
Wilhelm, the rightful heir, upon the
throne if the plebescite decides for
a monarchy, which we believe it
This summarizes briefly the sub
stance of the first authoritative state
ment given out by the German roy
alist, or monarchial party. I ob
tained it from Colonel Max Bauer,
one of the chief leaders of that
party, who sometimes is called Lu
dendorff's right-hand man.
I submitted written questions as
to the intentions, plans and aims of
the royalist movement in Germany.
Designated or self-elected I do not
know which' as the spokesman for
the monarchial party, Colonel
Bauer's name was given to me as the
man who would answer these ques
"I had a long interview with him
in the presence of another interest
ing personage who has played a
considerable role, but whom I can
not mention at this time. The an
swers to my questions wert deduced
to writing. j
They are certain to create a stir
in Germany as well as abroad.
Their importance lies in jhese fac
1. ihey comprise the first au- Smany respects its organizing spirit,
thoritative statement of the royalist
2. They, show'the German mon
archists l.ave decided to come out in
3. The aim to restore the rrfon
archy is frankly admitted.
4. This monarchy is Ho be fash
ioned after the British pattern.
Hindenburg -is desired as na
tional president as a means to that
6. It is declared that force is not
to be resorted to. in restoring the
monarchy, but that the people's will,
tffrough a plebescite, is to have the
7. The Hohenzollern banner is
again to be raised, but in the person
of the crown prince.
8. The former kaiser is told in
courteous, but none-the-less certain
words that he is not wanted again;
that he is indeed not being con
sidered. The deduction is that the German
monarchists have broken with Wil
It is necessary to tell something
about the man who may become the
German Warwick, or "king maker"
with a plebian name, the same as
that of the present social democratic
chancellor, or premier, Col. Max
Bauer is nevertheless one of the
chief leaders of the so-called inner
councjl of the monarchial party, in
OH TERMS OF
Department of Justice Offi
vcials, Including Palmer, and .
Heads of United Mine Work
ers, in Indianapolis' for Meet.
SPEEDY SETTLEMENT 0F:
WALKOUT IS EXPECTED '
an intimate friend of Ludendorff and
friend, champion and adviser of the
former crown prince with whom he
is on intimate terms..
Col. Bauer is a specialist in heavy
artillery and while not the inventor,
he is credited with being the father
of the idea of the big 42-cajitimeter
Krupp gun that reduced the. forts
of Liege and. Antwerp.
' In appearance he is tall and slen
der, with none of the rigidity and
brusqueness in manner or the mar
tial fierceness of many of the old
time Prussian officers. On the con
trary, his manners are pleasant and
"With the exception of a few hot
heads nobody thinks of restoring the
monarchy in Germany by force, be
that by a military rising or with the
help of the peasants," dei.Iared this
"Though the monarchists or roy
alist thought, which for a time was
latent, is reawakening and gaining
adherents day by day, it would be
highly premature to count upon or
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Five.)
'TENOR OF FINAL
NOTE TO BERLIN
Germany WaTiitfdFor trie Last
Time" That Patience of Al
lies Is About Exhausted.
Paris, Dec. 8. (By The Associ
ated Press.) The supreme council's
notes dealing with the peace treaty
were delivered to Baron Von Lers
ner, head of the German delegation,
treaty or the surrender of Germans
charged 'with crimes against inter
national warfare and the return of
prisoners. It agrees to consider the
economiceffects of the indemnities
required for the sinking 'of
warships in the Scapa .Flow on
Germany in "a spirit of equity, after
a. hearing by the reparations com
mrssion." Note Warns Germany.
The note warns Germany "for
the last time" the denunciation of
the armistice would give the. allied
armies all latitude for neccessary
military measures and add: .
"In this spirit, we await without
detay signature of the protocol and
the exchange of ratifications." '
Regarding the coercion clause of
the protocol the " supreme council
considers that signature of the pro
tocol and ratification will make the
treaty effective and that the proto
col's execution will be guaranteed
by the general terms of the treaty
and by ordinarily recognized meth
ods. It rejects the Germans' "pre
tended right" to modification of the
treaty clauses as compensation' for
the absence of Americans from the
"Vain to Seek Delay."
It declares that it is "vain for
Germany to seek to, delay' 'the
treaty's effectiveness because -ef the
position of the Americans with re
gard to the commissions.
The second note deals entirely
with the Scapa Flow incident. It
Won't Break With Mexico
Though Carranza Is in Plot
Resolution Asking Presi
dent Wilson to Sever Dip
lomatic Relations Aban
doned by Republican Sen
ate Leaders Upon Advice
From White House.
Washington, Dec. 8. The resolu
tion asking President Wilson to
break off diplomatic relations with
the Carranza government was aban
doned today by republican leaders in
the senate after the president had in
formed Senator Fall of New Mexico,
its author, that he would "be srravelv
concerned to see anv such resolu
tion pass congress."
In announcing, atter a conference
with Senators Fall and Brandegee
of Connecticut, that the foreign re
lations committee would take no ac
tion on the resolution, Senator
"We wanted to help, but now the
entire Mexican situation goes to the
president. The responsibility is on
his shoulders. Let it rest there."
v "Only Safe Course."
Passage of the resolution, the
president wrote Senator Fall, would
"constitute a reversal of our consti
tutional practice which might lead
to very grave confusion in regard
to the guidance of our foreign af
fairs." Declaring that the initiative
in directing relations with foreign
governments was assigned by the
constitution "to the executive and to
the executive only," Mr. Wilson said
he was confident that "the only safe
course" was "to adhere" to the pre
scrHed method of the constitution.
"We might go very far afield if we
departed kom it." he said.
mans for the sinkings and sees in
the protest only "an attempt, difficult
to explain, to delay the treaty."
The note cites the secret message
of the chief of the German admir
alty (Admiral von Trotsa) to Ad
miral von Reuter, in command of the
German crews of the Scapa Flow
ships, dated May, telling him that
the fleet's 'disposition ' cannot be
decided without us, it will be fin
ished by us and delivery to the en
Berger Defeats' Fusion
r Candidate in Primary
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 8. Victor
L. Berger, socialist and Harry H.
Bodenstab, republican, fasion candi
tate, were nominated for congress
at a primary election in the Fifth
Wisconsin 4. District. Berber led
sonal investigation of the coal on I Bodenstab by 4.722 votfs, his total
beine 14.000 asrainst 9.282. The regu
lar contest, z special election will be
held on December 19, to fill the
vacancy caused by the refusal of
the present congress to seat Berger.
From now to the date of the
special election. 11 days hence, an
exciting campaign Will be carried
on in behalf pf both candidates. -
- By Mexican Shot
Through the Head
Washington, Dec. 8. James Wal
lace, the American who was killed
by a ,Mexican soldier at Tampico
November 26. was shot through the
head from behind, according to the
Tampico Tribune, an English news
paper, under date of November. 29,
which has reached Washington. The
paper also states that Wallace was
a pipe line crew foreman, a position
that carries responsibility in the
Mexican oil fields.
After reading the newspaper, of
ficials here were inclined to dis
credit the official report of the Mex-
kf i .1. i Mr.. 11
lean eniuassy, mat vvaudic was i-
toxicated at the time he was killed.
Papers to Striking Miners
'Hillsboro, III., Dec 5, Striking
coal miners in Illinois are conspir
ing against the welfare of the na
tion, according to Judge Jett in the
circuit court here.' He declared so in
denying 20 foreigners, all Coal min
ers, naturalization papers. v ' "Good
cltizefis," Judge Jett ' said, "would
not conspire against the welfare of
New Mexico Senator Ad
duces Evidence to ShQW
That, Backed bjr Car
ranza, Radicals Planned,
To Seize Border States in
'the United States.
Washington, Dec. 8. Evidence
that radicals in Mexico, with the
knowledge and support of President
Carranza, plotted to instigate a revo
lution in the United States and to
seize the border states acquired by'
the American government in 1848, is
contained in the memorandum pre
sented to President Wilson by Sen
ator Fall of New Mexico, chairman
of the foreign relations subcommit
tee investigating the Mexican situa
Plans for the proposed evolution
were obtained by the subcommittee
from the minutes of a meeting last
October" IS, in Mexico City, of
Lodge 23, an organization of ex
treme agitators and members of the
I. W. W. The Mexican president
is linked most directly with the plo
through correspondence in which hi
recommends three men for special
consideration because ofMheir con
nection with "the plan which they
desire to put into practice in the
state of Texas."
These. men, the committee states,
have been identified as active agents
of lodge 23.
Tlie memorandum, which contains
an abstract of the evidence collected
by the committee, was delivered to
the president by Senator Fall Friday
night and made public today.
The notes of the October IS meet
ing of the lodge, declare "there ap
peared three delegates, two Ameri
cans and one Mexican, who had ar
rived from be United States and
whd claimed that the society' would
be able at the beginning of next
November (that is, November, 1919,)
to call a general strike of all miners
and metal workers in the United
States; that they have 3,000,000 ad
herents in that country; where they
will be able to seize one western and
(Continued oa Pare Two, felnmn One.)
Convict Killed When,
He Attempts Escape;
Three Others Caught
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 8. One con
vict was killed and three escaped
from a state prison road camp near
Superior, Ariz., today, according to
incomplete advices received today
by State Engineer Thomas vMad
dock. One of the escaped men was
T 1 T 1
aauer weaves rsnanui,
Colon, Papama. Dec. 8 Newton
D. Baker, secretary of war, has
sailed for San Juan. Porto Rico. He
is en route to New York aftc a visit
to'lhe canal zone. It is stated that
the canal will be opened formally
within three or four months with a
parade of naval vessels of all the
14 Per Cent Raise Likely
Basis of Arrangement With
Review of Whole Situation
After Miners Return to, Work."
Indianapolis, Dec.i8. Department"
of justice officials, -including Attor- ,
ney General Palmer1 and heads of
the United Mine Workers of Ame-
ica, who today arived from Washing-' .
tion, alikerwusea to give out sny oe
tails t of the agreement reached at
Washington Saturdayjnight looking
to a settlement of the strike of
bituminous coal miners. '' , -
Likewise they declined to make,
any statements as to the probable;
effect of the agreement upon the le- v
gal phases of the situation, which
include arrangements for a sweeping
investigation by 3. federal grand jury '
of alleged violations"-of the Lever ;
fuel control act and anti-trust laws
and criminal contempt proceedings
against 84 international and district
officers of the miners' union.
At the close of a conference' of
government officials - with United ,
,States District Judge ,Artderon,
which lasted more than two nours
this afterno6n,J. Attorney .General '
Palmer stated that there would be
no announcement from the-govern-
ment on the coal situation untiLfter
the convening of court a,t 10 o'clock,,
tofnorrow morning when the miners'
headsVare to appear before Judge
Anderson and answer the charges
of contempt. It was announced that
the union, leaders would be required
V? appear as scheduled, but efforts
to learn if the charges .would bt
dismissed or the hearing postponed
pending the-meeting of the executivi
board of the miners tomorrow after-
noon to consider the .Washingtor
proposal, were ment with evasivi :
answers. .. , v ..",
Believe Action . Postponed. 1
Belief that action against the min
ers in the contempt cases as rt
as the grand jury investigation '
which was called to probe charges
of conspiracy on the part of oper
ators as well as miners, would be
postponed, was based on he actior
of government attorneys this morn
ing in procuring postponement o
the first session of" the grand jurj .
until tomorrow morning at 10
O'clock. In announcing this post-y
ponement, U. S. District Attorney
Slack, this morning stated that em- ;'
panelling of the grand jury had been '
held off until conferences could be
held with Attorney General Palmer.
He stated that his announcement did
not mean that the grand jury-would 1
be empanelled tomorrow morning, ,
but that such action .would not be
taken before that time , :
John L. Lewis, acting president of
the United Mme Workers, who withj
Secretary-Treasurer William Green
and Walter James, legislative agent
of the miners' organization arrived
on the tame train from Washington
with the attorney , general's party,
alo refused to discuss the Wash
ington conference of the possible
eff ect the 1 agreement might might
nave on penaing court action. . .jn.
answer to questions, Mr. Lewis said
that in the Washington conference
no mention was made of dismissal of 1
court proceedings as a part of the
The conference this afternoon be-;
gan at a hotel but after a short while
was adjourned to. the federal build
ing in order that the Department of
Justice officials might consult with
Judge Anderson, Besides Mr. Pal-
kmer and Judge Anderson, those who
participated in the conference in
cluded C. B. Ames, assistant to ht
attorney general, United States Dis
trict Attorney L.aErt Slack, Dan W.
Simms, special assistant district at
torney, appointed in connection with
the proceedings against the miners;
Henry .S. Mitchell, special assistant
to the attorney. general, and Fred'
Van N-uys, who wH succeed Mr.
Slack as district attorney next
lltttt This AfternootL.' - .
The meeting of the executive
board of the miners has been called '
for 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
to hear the proposal made by Presi-
dent Wilson through the attorney
general, and which. President Lewis
and Secretary-Treasurer Green have
agreed to urge upon the miners as a
basis for settlement of the strike.
Several of the district officials of
the coal workers had reached -Indianapolis
late this afternoon and
the others who composed the execu
tive board and scale committee, all"
of whom are defendants in the con
tempt proceedings, are expected dur.
ing the night or early Tuesday.
While Mr. Lewis and Green would
not discuss the Washington confer-"v
ence, they appeared satisfied with
the turn which the situationihas,
(Continued Pure Tw, ColamaV 9tt)
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