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BLAMED BY WOMAN.
New York, Jan. 13. Mrs. Jen
nings Bennett, a widow, vice presi
dent of the Women's Foreign Mis
sionary society of the New York
Presbytery and active church work
er, who blamed the influences of a
"divine psychologist" for her trou
bles, pleaded guilty to first degree
grand larceny. She was remanded
to the Tombs for sentence on Jan
uary 21. m
Mrs. Bennett, who is 32 years old,
was arraigned on four indictments
charging her. with swindling Mount
Vernon residents out of $7,000 by an
alleged get rich quick" scheme.
STRANGE MALADY AFFLICTS
KANSAS CITY CHILDREN.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan, 13. A dis
ease called by various names has,
been prevalent particularly among
children of Kansas City for four
weeks, physicians report. Sonic call
it winter cholera and others intestin
al influenza, while it is also referred
lo as , dysentery. .Physicians said
they believed it was the same disease
that has appeared in Oklahoma and
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STILL IN PROGRESS.
Washington, Jan. 13. Peace
earth is still -far from bein
After taking an "inventory" Gen.
Marlborough Churchill, chief of the
military intelligence division of the
WaY department, announced that
there are still 23 wars in progress
The most important of these wars
or states of war are those of bolshe
vik Russia against every country in
Europe except Germany, and the
case of the United States, which is
enjoying only a cessation of arms as
WANTS CANAL ALONG
THE NICARAGUA ROUTE.
Washington, Jan. 13. Construc
tion of another interoccanic canal
along the Nicaraguan route has be
come a necessity in the opinion of
Representative Charles H. Randall
of California, who announced that he
will shortly introduce bill on the
subject. Mr. Randall has just re
turned from a visit to the Panama
canal with a party of other congress
men. The bill xwill provide for surveys
of the Nicaraguan route and the
preparation of estimates of cost. In
asmuch as there are only about 18
miles .which will have to be exca
'vated between Lake Nicaragua and
the Pacific ocean, it is Mr. Randall's
opinion that the' cost of constructing
the canal will be considerably less
than the cost of the Panama canal.
FORMER KAISER JESTS
WITH DUTCH MINISTER.
. The Hague, Jan. 13. "Tell them
that you saw me but that you did not
see me saw." a 1
Ex-Emperor Withelm II., self-invited
and unwelcome guest and at
the same Holland's greatest adver
tising feature, had one of his rare
moments of high Spirits when he
made this jovial remark to a former
Dutch minister who visited him at
Amerongen a few days ago.
- To help, keep up his spirits the
ex-kaier lately has been allowed
'to receive an increased number of
visitors, but newspaper men are not
considered as belonging in the
category of entertainers and "cheer-ers-up"
of thd former emperor. The
Dutch government courteously, but
firmly explained that Wilhelm Ho
henzollern has given his word not
to receive reporters.
SHINE OWN SHOES AND
SAVE. DEALERS ADVISE.
T Boston, Jan. 13. "Have shoe pric
es reached the limit?" A committee
.of the Boston Retail Shoe Dealers'
association, after canvassing the sit
uation, says "No." The question
and answer are contained in a re
port given out in connection with
the annual convention of the Na
tional Shoe Retailers' association, in
, session here. -,
Explaining what higher prices are
to be expected, the report says:
"Shoes now on sale were made
from, leather costing 60 cents to $1
a foot Shoes" now being made for
spring are from material costing 80
cents to $1.25 a foot, plus higher
costs for other materials and addi
tional grants to labor, with less pairs
per man produced."
Prices will go down, it said, "when
there is more leather and less de
mand for it," and "when strikes
cease and labor connected with
shoes buckles down and produces
Shoe dealers advise people to
shine their own shoes. Aside from
the saving, the report says, "it is im
portant to know that the heat of
friction burning off the savage on
slaught of the professional shoe
shiner is responsible for most of the
HAD BOTTLE OP LIQUOR
WHEN GIRL WAS LOST. -
Ithaca. N. Y., Jan. 13. Donald W.
Fether of Los Angeles, a student at
Cornell university, was fined $200
for having had a bottle of liquor" in
his possession when his companion,
Miss Hazel Crance, of Ithaca, was
drowned in a canoe accident in Lake
Cayuga." July 19. 1919. He was
charged with violating the local
"bone dry" liquor law. At the time
of the young woman's death Fether
was arrested for murder, but was
exonerated without heing brought
:o trial. Miss Crance's body was not
U. S. Government Objects in
Principle to Settlement Made
By Supreme Council in Regard
To Sinking of Warships.
DOES NOT WANT ANY
SHARE OF INDEMNITY
NEW CASE GOES
TO JURY SOONER
Brief Plea by Defense Dis
trictyttomey Closes Argu
ments for State.
CLOTHING PRICES WILL
BE HIGHER, DEALERS SAY.
Chicago, Jan. 13. Clothing prices
next spring will be from 25 to 40
per cent higher than at present,
according to H. R: King of SeattiK,
ulin rffli4rsrf the. .National Retail
Clothiers' association. .
Mr. King said that the increase
would come from a complexity of
causes, chief of which was increased
pay to workers. Labor had gone
up 275 per cent since 1914, he said.
Mr. King also cited the decrease in
working hours and the increase of
Australian wool from $1.15 a pound
in 1914 to $4.10 a pound now.
"The coming year will be a most
:rucial one for clothing merchants,"
!ie declared. "It will not be so much
a question of making money as to
keep the business from going on the
rocks '" - v 1 ..
Division of Ships Among
Other Poyyers Would Make it
Necessary for America to
Enlarge Naval Program.
Washington, Jan. 13. The United
States government has refused to
accept any part of indemnity . to
tfe paid by Germany for the destruc
tion of the German fleet in Scapa
Flow, because it objects in princi
ple to the settlement made by the
supreme council, it was said today
at the State department.
Germany, in compensation for the
destruction of the surrendered war
ships, is required to deliver to the
allies certain inland steamer and
harbor1 facilities, such tas floating
docks and tugs, and the council had
decided to allocate 2 per cent of this
material to the United States. Am
bassador Wallace today informed
the .council that if its decision with
respect -to the award was final, the
United States would waive its claim
to any part of the indemnity.
State department officials would
not explain the American Govern
ment's objection to the settlement,
but it was recalled that from the
first the American representatives
at the peace conference have favored
the destruction of the German ships
on the ground that their division
among the powers would make it
necessary for this country to pro
ceed with a much larger naval build
ing program than would otherwise
be regarded as necessary.
PROVE FATAL TO
Plundering on Large Scale
' Occurs When Mth Storm -The
Los Angeles, Jan. 13. The case
of Harry New, alleged murderer of
his fmancee, Freda Lesser,' tonight
was in thchands of the jury.
Thomas Lee Woolwine, district
attorney, closed the arguments- for
the state this afternoon. Superior
Judge Gavin W. Craig occupied 20
minutes in reatfcng his instructions
on the legal points involved and the
jury then retired to deliberate
whether New wasJnsane, as the de
fense contended, when he shot and
killed Miss Lesser on the night of
July 4, last, or whether, as the pros
ecution contended, the killing was
a cold-blooded murder and as such
punishable i by life imprisonment or
The case went to the jury much
sooner than had been expected,
largely because of a sudden change
in plans by the defense. This re
sulted in the elimination of argu
ment by John L. Richardson of the
defense counsel, and the shortening
of the final argument by LeCompte
Davis, leading defense counsel, to a
little more than 20 minutes. S.
The district attorney charged the
defense with trickery in that the
sudden change in its procedure left
Mr. Woolwine denounced New as
a "cold-blooded murderer" and de
clared there was no foundation for
the defense contention of insanity.
He characterized the defense of in
sanity as a "last ditch defense," em
ployed by guilty men who have
nothing else to advance irt their be
half. The prosecutor, shortly before he
closed, placed a picture of Miss Les
ser on the attorneys' table closa to
the jury and also showed it the re
volver with which New is alleged ta.,
have murdered the gtrl, and articles
of bloody clothing she had worn.
This brought a bitter protest from
Davis, who charged it was miscon
duct on Woolwine's part.
Frenzied Attempts of Attor
neys to Stop Electrocution of
Cole and Grammer Were
ELECTRIC CHAIR IS'
TESTED BY OPERATOR
Berlin, Jan. 13. Plundering on a
large scale occurred Monday in the
occupied upper house. Men stormed
the town hall, seized arms, threw
the archives into the street and
stripped the adjacent shops. The
disturbances spread to places in the
vicinity where the plunderers used
firearms against the police.
Ten dead had been brought into
the court of the Reichstag building
when the national assembly ad
journed, according to an announce
ment made by President Fehreu
bach. London, Jan., 13. The mob made
a rush against the troops guarding
the Reichstag building in Berlin and
tried to disarm them. The troops
fired and several persons were killed
or wounded. Order was then re
stored. Basel, Jan. 13. Many . persons
were killed or wounded in Berlin
when the troops fired upon or bay
oneted demonstrators who tried to
rush the Re1hstag entrances, in pro
test against The exploitation law,
says a despatch from Berlin.
The dispatch adds that, since
noon, crowds have paraded the
streets, following an appeal from
Die Freiheit, radical socialist organ
for workmen, to demonstrate in pro
test against the law.
Meeting of League
Marks Beginning of
New Era, Says Wilson
Washington, Jan. 13. Assembly
Farmers' ifnion Delegate Starts
Near Riot at Auditorium
of the council, of the League of NajJ ThTroad
Hons in fans, next rnday, will
"mark of the beginning of a new
era in international co-operation
and the first great step towards the
ideal concert of nations," President
Wilsort declared in issuing the 'call
for the meeting, as provided by the
Treaty of Versailles. .
"It will bring the league of na
tions into being as a living force,
devoted to the task of assisting the
peoples of all countries in their, de
sire for peace, prosperity and happi
ness," the cablegram, addressed to
Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan,
Brazil, Belgium and Spain, said.
The president is convinced that its
"progress will accord with the noble
purpose to which it is dedicated."
Kaiser Will Ask Change of
Venue From London to Italy
London, Jan. 13. If the allies
demand his extradition for trial in
London, . the ex-kaiser will ask a
change of venue and suggest that
he be tried in Italy orobably Rome
bv an international tribunal
Richard Bucknole, 75 years old,
veteran railroad man of Washing
ton, Neb., precipitated a scene which
for a moment threatened to become
a riot by bitterly denouncing the
Plumb plan as outlined by its
author, Glen E. Plumb, at the Audi
torium last night. -
At the close of his speech Mr.
Plumb offered, to answer questions.
Bucknole toftered to the stage
hastily and in a high shrill voice
demanded: "Who's goin' to run the
railroads if you have your way?"
, Plumb started to reply, but the
o.ld man interrupted him.
Shakes His Fist.
"You're just one of these lawyers
that'll talk if you get paid to talk,"
he shrilled, shaking a bony fist
under Plumbls nose. "The labor
unions of the country are making
every rfiember put a dollar in your
"When I came herex tonight I
thought you were a railroad man.
You couldn't even get a job on a
railroad. You're one of these here
fellows that stand around with
your hands in your pockets and
hand out smooth talk. It started
railroading when I was 8 years old
in England and I kept it up when
I came to this country. You can't
tell me about railroads!"
Plumb turned his attention to
other questioners and the old man
hobbled away protestingly. He is
in Omaha attending, the convention
of the Farmers' union, he said.
Opposes Rail 6ills.
Mr. Plumb, in his speech, bitterly
opposed the return of railroads to
private ownership March 1, de
nounced the Cumins bill now in con
gress, and advocated the aSoption
of his plan for railroad management
which provides for a local board of
directors, one-third of which should
represent the people. one-third- the
employes and one-third the officials
Writ of Error for Cole Appeal
Denied by Supreme JCourt
Hearing Is Held Legal in At
torney General's Ruling.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Another attempt to
save Alson B. Cole ffim the elec
tric chair has failed. Shortly afito
2 this afternoon Attorney J. M.
Priest in the supreme court asked
for permission to allow a writ of
errpr to be issued to the United
States supreme court in the original
habeas corpus action filed some time
ago with the state supreme court,
which had been denied, but after
taking the same under consideration
the state court denied the applica
tion. What the next step may be Attor
ney Priest would not say, but inti
mated that there would be further
action taken Wednesday morning,
but refused to answer questions as
to what the steps would be.
'Electric Chair Works.
If no stay of execution is obtained
both Cole and Allen V. Grammer,
who is charged with hiring Cole to
kill Mrs. Vogt, the mother of Mrs.
Grammer. will go to the chair some
Executioner Hulbert of New York
arrived at the state penitentiary late
yesterday afternoon and tned out
the newly installed electrio chair.
As he threw in the switch which will
send the blinding blue flash through
the bodies of the two convicted men
next Friday he said briefly:
Says Hearing, Legal.
The' attorney general today noti
fied Attornev Sterling Mutz. counsel
for Grammer, that his accusations
acainsf the final heainsr before the
and that his office has 'been unable
to discover any irregularities leading
up to the hearing.
Mr. Mutz cited State statutes re
quiring publication of notice of such
a hearing at least three months in
advance and charged that such was
not done. , ,
The attorney general today ruled
that due notification was made and
that the final hearing, which was
held at the state prison last Monday,
was regular in ejry way. .
I Blasts Final Hope.
This ruling by the attorney gen
eral blasts the final ray of hope for
Grammer, unless proceedings for ha
beas corpus, considered by his attor
neys, prove successful.
Meanwhile the two convicts grim
ly watch the days flit by, as they
await the fatal day of January 16.
Frenzied efforts of attorneys have
so far proved to no avail in secur
ing a stay of execution and time
alone remains ...between the two
youths and the electric chair.
Visits Husband Daily.
Daily Mrs. Grammer, working in
Lincoln to be near the prison, visits
her husband in the death cell And
daily she repeats her avowal of fi
delity and trust,
Throughout the long legal battle
waged in the Nebraska courts to
save her husband's life she has re
mained steadfast in her belief that
he is innocent.
At the final hearing before the
governor she turned from the mem
bers of her own family, who de
manded the execution, to sit with
her husband's relatives.
The officials would be retained
to manage the road, but would be
directly responsible to the other
two sections of the board, he said.
-In this way he would run railroads
Mr. Plumb spoke under the
auspices of the Farmers' union, now
in convention here. During the
afternoon session j the union a res
olution to neither commend nor
condemn Plumb's speech was
passed. The Auditorium was half
filled. Mr. Plumb left for the east
at midnight. v,
Montana Judge Rules
Against Fair Price Deal
Helena, Mont., -( Jan. 13. Judge
George M. Bourquin, in the United
States district court here today,
granted an injunction against the
Montana Trade commission, halting
the operation of the commission's
order No. 4, which would compel
retail dealers to mark the cost
prices upon goods -offered for sale
in the state,
Wins Battle Against
. Odds With'Thugs and
Saves $500 in Casl
After an unequal struggle in which.
A. Sinan, 1039 ijouth 1 hirty-second
street, shot three times and is be
lieved to have wounded one of his
assailants, he succeeded in defeat
ing the efforts of two thugs to rob
him of about $500 in cash at the
corner of Twenty-first and Pierce
streets about 7:30 last-night.
Sirian is the proprietor of a soft
drink parlor at 1202 South Twentieth
street. . He had been home for sup
per and was on his way back to his
store when the attempted holdup oc
curred. The two highwaymen 'jumped
upon him, he says, and attempted to
throw him ,to the ground. Sirian
had his hand on his revolver when
attacked and he fired jt three times
during the melee.
The thugs struck him twice in the
face, leaving bruises and cuts. Si
rian's finger was cut by the trigger
of the gun, which the bandits at
tempted to wrest from his grasp. He
did not relinquish his hold; however..
and fought so desperately that the"
JURY JN COURT
Difficulty Encountered Ob
taining Men to Hear
Testimony in Cases of
Tlj crowd in District Judge
Redick's court room laughed yester
day when Mayor, Smith. testified to
the blows he received from the m6b
at the court house the night of the
The mayor was the first witness
at the second trial of George Davis,
charged with assault to murder and
assault to do great bodily injury to
Mayor Smith the night of the riot.
Several times the court bailiff had
to rap sharply for order as the
crowd and some members of the
jury laughed when the mayor told
of the punches the men in the mob
Tells Same Story.
-The mayor told the same narra
tive as he did in the first trial of
Davis, of his arrival at the court
house, and his experiences inside
the building until the crowd at
tacked hint and dragged himout.
"How many- blows did the crowd
in the rotunda give you before they
dragged you out?" asked Attorney
O'Sullivan for Davis.
"Oh,. I wasn't counting the
pokes," said the mayor. t
"Outside the building when the
mob had you, you were the stellar
attraction, weren't you?", asked the
Was the "Goat."
"Well the mayor laughed, "I'd
say, rather, that I was the goat."
Davis'-attorney tried to show that
the mayor was dazed by the blows
and therefore could not make an
identification of Davis.
"My faculties were 100 per cent
until the moment Davis struek me,"
the mayor declared, "and before
God, I know Davis is the man who
(Continued on Paf Two, Column Two.)
Noted Pastor to Lead Big
By Inlversal Service.
New York, Jan. 13. Dr. Newell
Dwight Hillis, for years pastor of
Plymouth church Brooklyn, ren
dered world famous by Henry Ward
Beecher, is about to relinquish his
pastorate to assume leadership in
a country-wide anti-bolshevist cam
paign, it was reported today. Dr.
Hillis conld not be reached to con
firm or deny the rtport. The cam
paign is to be tranced by- a large
IN ST. PAUL JAIL ON
Chief of Police, and Witnesses
Will Return for-Hearing
robbers gavfe up the attempt . to ob-ifund subscribed in the west, accord-
tain his money and ran away. 'ing to the report.
Three Finn brothers, William,
(Thomas McKay), Mike and John,
are still in jail at St. Paul, Minn.,
under heavy bond, charged with
robbing the Farmers and Merchants
bank at Benson of $105,000 on the
morning of December 31, 'Chief of
Police Eberstein said yesterday up
on his return to Omaha from St.
Paul, where he had been since Jan
uary 5, in an effort to extradite Wil
liam and Mike.
Upon receipt of a telegram from
Police Chief Eberstein Monday,
telling that John Finn had been ar
rested and identified as one of the
bandit gang, Chief of Detectives
Dunn filed a charge of robbery
against the accused man. Finn's
bonds were set at $25,000, Chief
Eberstein said, and his hearing set
for January 20, when habeas corpus
proceedings for the other two Finn
brothers will be heard before a dis
trict court judge in St. PauJ.
The five bank robbery victims
who identified the Finn brothers as
members of the bandit gang will
be recalled to St. Paul to attend the
hearing and also to attempt to posi
tively identify the last Finn ar
rested, the police chief stated.
Chief of Police Eberstein, to
gether with Detectives Dolan and
Hagerman will also return to St.
Paul to attend the hearing.
New Thrift Director
Advocates Style of
Plain Clothing Here
1 Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 13. Mrs.
Charles C. Ryan of Grand Island,
Neb., assumed- ay recently created
office of director' of a state-wide
thrift campaign designed to reduce
the high cost of living.
Elimination of useless buying,
greater production of necessities,
and reduction in consumption of ar
ticles the prices of which are con
sidered unfair, are objects of the
"We hope," said Mrs. Ryan, "to
make it stylish to wear plain clothes
and practice thrift."
Convention to Be Held
. At Lincoln on July 21
Washington, Jan. 13. The na
tional Nexecutive committee of the
prohibition party selected Lincoln.
Neb., and July 21 as the place and
time for the 1920 national conven
tion of the party.
NEW HEADS ARE
NAMED FOR THREE
BANKS OF OMAHA
Three Presidents Retire at
Own Request and As
sistants Are Elected
' Their Successors.
The annual meetings of Omaha
bank stockholders in Omaha yester
day resulted in the election of three
new ' presidents with the resultant
retirement or partial retirement of
veteran presidents," and the addition
Of a number of new stockholders
on board of directors.
Walter W.,Head was elected pres
ident of the Omaha National bank,
succeeding Senator J. H. Millard,
who became chairman of the board
John L. Kennedy, first vice pres
ident of the United States National
bank,' succeedeM Milton T. Barlow
as president. Mr. Barlow fcecame
first vice president. 1
F. E. Hovey, former vice presi
dent of the Stock Yards National
bank, was elevated to the presi
dency,, succeeding H. C. Bostwick,
who was made chairman of the
board of flirectors. -.
The changes in all three cases,
were made at the request of the
retiring presidents, all of whom are
veteran Omaha bankers, that they
might have lighter work. None of
the three ex-presidents retired from
the business completely, and they
will still spend considerable time at
their esks in their respective banks,
but in less rigorous positions.
, Old Officers Re-elected.
. Stockholders of the Ffrst Nation
a'l bank elected David Cole and Wil
lard D. Hosford as new members
of the board of directors and re
elected all old members. The addi
tional directors were elected to bet
ter handle the increase in business.
All officers of the First Rational
Directors of the United States
National bank were allure-elected
(Continued n Page Two. Column Two.)
Chicago Almost Crimeless
Following Police Roundup
Chicago, Jan. 13. With but one
attempted holdup reported in 24
hours, following the city wide round
up of criminals that netted 412 sus
pects, Chicago police officers are
preparing to continue activities.
Sunday's crimejess day and Mon
day's almost blank police record
were pointed to ' by the authorities
as evidence of the success of the
Of those taken,. 155 have been
found to possess police records, and
a number have been identified by
victims of recent robberies
Democratic and Republican
Senators Endeavoring to
End Deadlock and Avoid
LODGE AND HITCHCOCK
GETTING INTO ACCORD
Two Leaders Visited at
Capitol by More Than Score
Of Representatives of Vari
Washington. Jan. 13. 'Assurances '
that democratic and republican sen
ators were uni.ted in endeavoring to
end the senate treaty deadlock and
to avoid carrying the treaty issues
into the coming political campaign,
were given by Senators Lodge of
Massachusetts and Hitchcock of Ne
braska, republican and acting dem
ocratic leaders, respectively, to
spokesmen of organizations claiming
to represent 20,000,000 people de
sirous of early ratification of f the
The two leaders were visited sepa
rately at the capitol by more than a
score of representatives of various
organizations, including societies
working for ratification of the
peace treaty, labor unions, church
and other religious societies, and
agricultural and educational bodies.
The calls on the. senate leaders fol-r
lowed a meeting to urge immediate
ratification of the treaty with such .
reservations as may be necessary to
secure the requisite two-thirds vote.
Senator Lodge told them he would
be "glad" to consider any modifica
tions of the treaty reservations which
the democratic minority might pre
sfchr "-and that ' there was being v
evinced "a general desire" to dispose
of the treaty promptly so as to avert"
its injection into the elections. Re
publicans and democrats in the sen
ate, he saievtiow were attempting io
"reach a common ground" with that
end in view. '"
Calling at the office of Senator
Hitchcockthe delegation was. urging
immediate ratification. .
"We urged immediate ratificati ,n, '
the petition recited, "with such res
ervations as may secure in the sen
ate the necessary two-thirds, even
though this may require from the t
treaty-making powers the same spirit
of self-denving sacrifice which woe
the war. The world should not wail
longer for America to conclude
Both Senator Lodge and, Senator
Hitchcock in their statements to the
oelegation admitted that concessions
must be made in the controversy.
No Change in Conditions. ,
In their conferences with the
early ratification advocates, neither
Senator Lodge nor Senator Hitch-:
cock indicated any change in the.
positions they have taken recently.
Their callers, however, said they
had been encouraged by the assur
ances from both senators that a rea'
effort to compromise the senate dis
pute over reservations was being
The ratification delegation sub
mitted to Senators Lodge nd
Hitchcock and sent to President
Wilson, what their spokesmen
termed a "manifesto."
What Senator Lodge Said. ,
Senator Lodge said:
"I think there is a very general
desire to avoid delay which would
necessarily ensue from remitting the
whole question to. the election in
November. I can only repeat that
NContinned on Pace Two, Column Four.)
Committee Named to
Plan for Democratic
Washington, Jan. 13. Appoint
ment of a committee of 17, including
two women, to arrange for the dem
ocratic national convention at San
Francisco on June 28 was announced"
today by Chairman Cummings of the
national .committee.- This will be the""
first time women have had a hand
in the preliminary arrangements of
a presidential nominating conven
tion, Mr. Cumnungs said.
ChairmanGrnmings will head the
committefnd the members will in
clude: Wilbur M. Marsh, Iowa, and
Arthur F. Mullen, Nebraska.
The first meeting of the arrange- "
mcnts committee will be held in San
Francisco, probably within the next
60 days, Mr. Cummings said. , The
committee will be divided into seven
subcommittees dealing with specific
pnaseS'Oi ine -convention. . , v
Calls Oat Electricians.
Salt Lake City, Jan. 13. Declar
ing that he was calling out all
electrical workers -in the employ
of the Utah Light and Power Co'.,
in Salt Lake City, Ogden and
Pocatello, H. G. Greene of San
Francisco, international representa
tive of the electrical workers' union,
issued a cencral Ktril-r rait hr
1 effective immediately.
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