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Senior Iowa Senator Declares
Wilson's Delay in Naming
Railway Labor Board, in Face
Of Strike "Inexcusable."
Congress Taking More Notice
Of Reports That Chief Ex
ecutive Has Again Suffered
Setback in Health.
Chlracn Trihuno-Omahn He Vm4 Milt.
Washington, April 10. With the
railroad strike menace continuing
to grow, President Wilson failed
again today to appoint the railroad
labor board and congress began to
take more stock in the persistent
rtimora that the eh'ef Tfriiri'vi ha
suffered a relapse. In no other way
were senators and representatives
able to understand why, in view of
the switchmen's strike, the presi
dent has not named the board set
up for just such emergencies by the
Cummins-Esch railroad act
Senator Cummins of Iowa, chair
man of the senate interstate com
merce commission and one of the
authors of the new railroad act, de
clared that the presidtn's inaction
was "inexcusable and indefensible."
"I have been hoping for three
weeks," he said, "that the president
would name the board created by
the railroad act' Failure to do so is
holding up the demand of the
switchmen for a consideration of
their wage troubles.
On Edge of Volcano.
"The president's inaction is utter
ly inexcusable and indefensible and
while the president does 'nothing
the country is beinjf brought .to the
edge of a very active volcano.
"The men placed their demands
with Mr. Hines and he. because of
the short period of federal control
remaining, refused to grant them.
The men then went to the president
who induced them to wait until the
machinery could be put in operation
to deal with their case. He told
them that such machinery would be
provided either by congress or By
"For six weeks now the president
has failed to act while Rome is burn
ing." Big Four brotherhood officials do
not look with favor upon the pro
posed congressional inquiry. Sena
tor Cummins received telegrams to
day from W. G. Lee, president of
the trainmen's brotherhood, and W.
S. Carter, president of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen. He declined to make
public the telegrams, but it is un
derstood that Lee and Carter ex
pressed the fear that congressional
intervention might hamper the ef
forts of "Big Four" officials to bring
about a settlement.
Watchful Waiting.
The attitude of the entire govern
ment toward the strike continued
to be one of watchful apathy. The
president, Department of Justice
and Department of Labor were re
ceiving reports on conditions, but
there was no indication of any gov
ernment action to end the strike.
In some official quarters it was
declared the government would have
to intervene should the strike
spread to proportions which would
seriously menace the public welfare.
That stage, it was argued, had not
been reached and the prediction was
made that it would not, the govern
ment placing great confidence in
the ability of the regular railroad
labor organizations to keep the sit
uation in check until the strike wore
itself out.
How the government, if neces
sary, would intervene, has not been
made clear. It probably would make
ro effort to take over the roads as,
in the opinion of certain officials,
that is one of the purposes which
the radical strikers wish consum
mated. But it might proceed by in
junction proceedings, arrest and
prosecute the leaders of the so
called "renegade" organizations and
furnish troop guards for protection
of men operating the trains. 1
Expect Report Today.
G W. W. Hanger, assistant direc
tor of the United States board of
mediation and conciliation, who
went to Chicago to investigate the
strike, is expected to report tomor
row, but nothing is expected to de
velop toward bringing an end to
the strike through this board. Neith
er is the mediation board of the De
partment of Labor likely to make
successful move although it is ready
to act. But its services fnust first
be sought by one side or the other !
in the controversary. , 1
The Council of National Defense
declared4oday that should the strike
cf railway switchmen become ef
fective enough to cripple railway
transportation and imperil the food
supply of cities it would be possible
for the United States government on
comparatively short notice tomobi
lize about 45.000 of its own motor
trucks to meet the resulting crisis,
and in the event of an obstinate
struggle, it would be entirely feasible
to reinforce them with 700,000 pri- umrt trllrtc an d eventually
with about 7.000.000 passenger auto-
Candidates Warming Up for
Big Primary Election Rar g
In Nebraska On P ?'
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About 17,000 Women Registered in Omaha Men
Registrants Total 35,000 Large Field of Entrants
Prepare for Nebraska Political Derby on April 20
Pershing Sentiment Grows.
A large field of entrants will warm
up this week for the great political
derby which will be held in Ne
braska on Tuesday, April 20. Dur
ing the few days that remain before
the electorate register v their silent
verdict the candidates will srive dem
onstrations of speed, just to show
what they can do and what they ex
pect to do on the great day.
The last week brought an un
precedented rush to the election
commissioner's office, the new wom
en voters being the chief feature of
interest in this department of the
election machinery. The election
commissioner estimated that 17.000
women have registered in Omaha
and he placed the total male regis
trants at 35,000, most of whom were
of standing registrations.
With the registrations out of the
way, the candidates will have an un
interrupted week for presenting their
respective claims, this activity being
limited in most instances to distribu
tion of cards or of sending circular
letters through the mail.
There will be more hand-shaking
in Omaha this week than has been
observed, at an old settlers' picnic
or a home-coming celebration. -Slate-Makers
The busy little slate-makers who
have been hibernating during the
long winter 'months will begin to
bask in the spring sunshine. J. C.
Dahlman, chairman of the demo
cratic county central committee, an
nounced that the "regular demo
cratic organization" will frown on
slate-making, but an innocent by
stander replied that it will be impos- I (Continued on Pasa; Two, Column Five.)
ible to stop the printing presses and
therefore the slate-makers will have
their fun.
One of the features of the pri
mary campaign is that the voters are
giving more than usual attention to
the personnel of the state legisla
tive tickets. The republicans have
39 candidates from which to select
12 nominees for state representatives
from this county and nine candidates
from which to select five nominees
for the state senatorial ticket at
the election next fall.
Thirteen republicans and six dem
ocrats aspire to serve Douglas coun
ty as public defender at $3,600 per
year. The entrants on the republi
can side are making a spirited con
test for this nomination.
A nice little race is being worked
up between R. B. Howell, present
republican national committeeman,
and C. A. McCloud of York.
McKelvie Speaks Here.
Ernest M. Pollard of Nehawka,
and Adam McMullen of Beatrice,
republican candidates for the guber
natorial nomination, were in Omaha
during the week. The failure ot
the recent effort to bring about an
elimination of some of the republi
can candidates for governor, re
sulted in spurring the aspirants to
increased efforts. Governor Mc
Kelvie, with a field of five against
him, is touring the state and will ap
pear here next Saturday evening,
at Fifteenth and Farnam streets,
where an outdoor platform will be
E laced. Pollard and McMullen are
elieved to be runners-up in this
Lyn George J. Kelly Alleges
Health and Character
Damaged by Reason
Of His Arrest.
Red Oak, fa., April 10. (Special.)
Lyn George J. Kelly, former
Villtsca, la., minister, who was ac
quitted after several trials of the
murder of an entire family in Villis
ca with an ax, through Sieger and
Neff, a firm of Chicago attorneys,
has served notice that on or before
10 days prior to the next term of
the district court in Red Oak, (May
4) he will file a suitasking $100,000
carnages for alleged injuries re
ceived to his person and character
by reason of his arrest in connection
with the Villisca ax murders.
Notices were served by Sheriff C.
E. Peterson of Red Oak. The de
fendants named are Frank F. Jones
of Villisca, Oscar Wenstrand of Red
Oak, R. W. Beeson of Red Oak, At
torney General H. M. Havner of
Des Moines, M. D. Myers, former
sheriff of Harrison count, of Logan,
and George W. Atkins of Logan,
who was Sheriff Myers' deputy.
He recounts incidents in connec
tion with his arrest on April 29,
1917, for the murder which was com
mitted June 9, 1912. He alleges
among other things that the murder
was instigated by Frank F. Jones
and that he hired and paid the as
sassins. While. held in jail at Logan, he al
leges he was subjected to the "third
degree" which impaired his health
by reason of the cruel treatment re
ceived at the hands of his jailors. He
alleges that his character has been
besmirched by reason of his arrest
for a crime of which he says he
was innocent.
Senators Vote to Broaden
Scope of Naval Inquiry
Washington, April 10. Over the
protest of the democratic members
the senate committee investigating
the Sims-Daniels row decided today
to broaden the scope of its work to
include suggestions for the reor
ganization of the Navy department
Senator Pittman, democrat, Ne
vada, strenuously objected to the
examination of Rear Admiral F. F.
Fletcher by Chairman Hale to de
velop reorganization questions de
claring that the committee had no
authority to go into that matter.
Chairman Hale declared the com
mittee was authorized to investi
gate anything connected with the
Navy department, and when Sena
tor Pittman persisted" a vote was
taken. The two democrats present
voted against extending the inquiry
and the two republicans voted in
favor of doing so. Chairman Hale
then cast the deciding vote.
Boy, 6 Years Old, Hit by Car
In Front of Father's Store
Joe Veneziano, 6 years old, son
of .Tony Veneziano, 1116 Williams
street, was struck by an automo
bile while playing in the street in
front of his father's store at 1109
Williams street. The driver of the
car, J. F. Dougherty, 821 Williams
street was arrested following the
accident and booked upon an in
vestigation charge. The boy. was
not seriously injured.
Unidentified Man Killed and
William Brown Wounded
During Quarrel
v On Streets.
mm to
Force of Artillery and Infantry
Will Leave Brussels on Spe
cial Trains Tuesday for
Duty in Frankfort Sector.
j ,
Prussians Make No Effort to
Evacuate Ruhr District, De
spite Orders of French
Reds Control Towns.
zens is no uncommon sight
Senator Walsh Wants
His Party to Repudiate
Stand of the President
K. T. Davidson, negro, 4835 South
Twenty-seventh street, 35 years old,
was arrested last night by the Southl cUted, and for soldiers to beat citi
Side police on a charge of having
shot and killed an unknow negro
and seriously wounding William
Brown, negro, 2507, N street, as a
result of a quarrel at the corner of
Twenty-sixth and N streets.
Police officers, were attracted to
the scene of the shooting by a num
ber of shpts and when they arrived
there found a man lying dead, whose
identity could not be learned, and
Brown wounded with two gun shot
wounds through his breast. The in
jured man was taken to St. Joseph's
hospital. ' i
Davidson was caught at the cor
ner of Twenty-fourth and N streets,
while attempting to make his escape.
He was taken to the South Side
jail and charged with murder. ,He
refused to talk and Brown, the in
jured man, was unable to tell the
details of the shooting. All parties
are negroes.
Steel Officials Decorated
By Italian Government
New York, April 10. Decorations
in appreciation of their war work
have been awarded by the Italian
government to Judge Elbert H.
Gary, president of the board of di
rectors of the United States Steel
corporation, and other steel officials
and manufacturers, it was an
nounced by F. Quattrone, acting
Italian high commissioner. Judge
Gary received the Cross of Grand
Officer of the crown of Italy.
Indictments Returned
Against Negro Soldiers
Santa Fe, N. M., April 10. The
federal grand jury returned 15 in
dictments against members of the
regiment stationed at Columbus,
N. M. for the past three years and
recommended to the court and the
war department that this regiment
ought to be removed from the Mexi
can border. The report stated that
the civil authorities were unable to
cope with the situation as regards
bootlegging and gambling.
Fairbury Hereford Sale
Nets Owners Over $28,000
Fairbury, Neb., April 10. (Spe
cial.) The Mendenhall-Belden
Hereford cattle sale held at the
county fair grounds here brought
in many out-of-town s'tock men.
Seventy head sold for more than
$28,000, averaging over $400 a head.
The Bee's Paris Of f ice
Thrmurh ftrranremfmta saw com
pleted The Bee la regular!? available
at a Pari office, eatabllshed at 4t0
Hue fit, Honor. ,
Copies of The Bee are filed there,
open to the uae of Omahans who may
be In Europe. New appearing In The
Bee. which may be of Interest to
American abroad, will appear from
time to time nt the European edition
of the Chicago Tribune.
By the Associated Press.
Brussels, April 10. Belgian artil
lery and infantry for the Frankfort
sector will leave Brussels on spe
cial trains next Tuesday, it was
said today.
The Belgian troops will remain
in the Ruhr until the evacuation of
that region by the reichswehr. The
French ambassador here has ex
pressed the official thanks of
France for Belgium's attitude, which
he said was considered to be proof
of the solidarity of the two coun
New York Times-Chclaaro Tribune, Cable,
Copyright, 19tO.
Essen, April 10. German govern
ment troops are still occupying the
Ruhr district and making no effort
to withdraw, in spite of the French
ultimatum that they evacuate today.
The troops occupy a line through
Isolohn, Welgen, Surseld, Litturg,
five kilometers from Barmen, and
are still in the towns comprising
this area.
The communist forces still control
Hagen, Schwelm, Gummersbaden,
Parmen and Elberfeld.
No Advance Expected.
No advance by either army is ex
pected just now, although the Ebert
forces may swing south, not with
standing that this move is forbid
den by tbe French orders,
Although the reichswehr realize
they sre violating the treaty, no
effort is being .made to withdraw.
I estimate more than 30,000 of these
troopa are present I saw nine 77s,
several 155s, four armored cars, a
vast number of machine guns, and
thousands of rifles and grenades.
Atrocities are not absent from the
German government's program. ' I
say the bodies of two men lying in
a courtyard after they had been exe-
Introducing Gen. Enthusiasm
St. Louis, April 10. The demo
cratic national convention must
repudiate the stand of President
Wilson for unmodified ratification
of the peace treaty, Senator
David I. Walsh, democrat, Massa
chusetts, declared in an address here.
Senator Walsh asserted his belief
that the convention will do this.
"If it does not," he said, "the
democratic party faces a catastrophe
in the coming presidential election."
Of all the democrats who have
been widely mentioned as possible
candidates for president, the speak
er said, only Senator Hitchcock,
leader of the administration, forces
in the senate would consent to run
on a platform for ratification of the
treaty as it stands.
Profiteering Is Result of
Old H.C. L Not the Cause
Cincinnati, O., April 10. In "the
preliminary skirmishes" of the
threatened industrial war "big busi
ness" has beaten its rival, the trades
unions, Dr. Royal Meeker, commis
sioner of labor statistics of the De
partment of Labor, declared in an
address today before the city clubs.
He urged co-operation in the strug
gle against high prices.
"By a carefully planned and lav
ishly financed campaign of misrepre
sentation," Dr. Meeker declared,
"big business has succeeded in mag
nifying the defects and obscuring or
discrediting benefits of publicly con
trolled and managed enterprises."
Contrary to the popular belief, Dr.
Meeker said, profiteering was the re
sult and not the cause of high prices.
College Student Killed
In Auto Crash at Denver
Denver, April 10. Ray Sherman,
University of Colorado student of
Boulder, was killed, his companion,
Harold Muth, seriously injured and
three other .students slightly in
jured here "last night when their au
tomobile was struck by a machine
driven by John Musser, spn of a
Denver judge. They had driven
hee to attend a fraternity dance.
Take Body of Chicago
Opera Director to Italy
' Chicago, April 10. Madam Eva
Campanini departed today for Italy
with the body of her husband, Cleo
fonte Campanini, formerly director
of the Chicago Opera association. In
New York Madam Campanini will
meet her sister, Madam Luisa Te
trazzini, the singer, who will ac
company her to Italy
Though Having Little to Say in
Actual Choice of President,
, It Has 209 Conven
' tion Delegates.
Raleigh, N. C, April 10. (Special)
Convinced that" for the first time
since Garfield was nominated in 1880,
a Republic;' convention will meet
this year with the certainty that none
of the men who have been before
the country seeking delegates can be
nominated, interest in the south has
turned to a discussion of the possible
candidate to be agreed upon in con
tion. The south has very little to say in
the actual choice of a president, but
it has 209 convention delegates, ex
clusive of Missouri and Oklahoma,
which are often put down as south
ern in political calculations, and
cuts an important figure at the nom
inating convention of the G. O. P.
Apparently the opinion in the
south is that the representatives of
the states in solmen convention are
likely to nominate a candidate more
agreeable to all the party than pri
mary choices at this time.
Primaries Poor Barometer.
Certain it is that primaries to date
have serve dpoorly as a marometer
to show which way the political wind
is blowing. Wood wins in Souah
Dakota one week, only to be unmer
cifully flayed by the voters in Mich
igan a week later.
Johnson carries Michigan one day
to go down defeated under an ava
lanche of ballots in New York the
day following, and each succeeding
preferential primary further clouds
the situation and leaves the average
citizen muddled as to the leading
Defeats for the active candidates
in some of the states would not in
jure their chances were it not for
the fact that their campaigns against
one another have been so acrimon
ious as to leave wounds which can
not be healed. Certainly, it is not
expected that any candidate can
carry all the states. What the rank
and file have expected is that they
would conduct their canvasses on a
plane higher than character assassin
ation. ,
South Not Expecting Gains.
The southern republicans, still
struggling to build up a party or
ganization, see little chance for
gains this yearif any of the active
candidates are nominated.
Suppose, for instance, that General
Wood were nominated. What
stronger argument could the demo
crats use against him than has al
ready been made against him by
Senator Johnson charging trickery
in the Minnesota primary and by
Senator Borah of lavish use of funds
by the Wood forces in every state, a
charge also made against Governor
Lowden of Illinois?
How could Senator Harding over
come the charges that he is the can
didate of the reactionary element
which has been made by General
Wood. '
The Johnson candidacy has never
been taken seriously in the south.
It has been thought that in states
where there are a large field of can
didates Johnson would win bv
plurality m maybe three or four in
stances, just as he won Michigan,
but serious consideration has never
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President of Newly
Formed Organization
Of Switchmen Here
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Wireless Operators
Urged to Listen for
Messages From Mars
London, April 10. Beginning
midnight April 20, throughout the
succeeding two or three days, thou
sands of wireless operators in all
parts of the globe will strain every
nerve, especially their ears, in an en
deavor to catch any messages that
Mars may be sending to this planet.
Gugliefmo Marconi, inventor of
the wireless, issued special instruc
tions to all stations to listen intent
ly, particularly on April 21, because
that is the day when Mars will be
nearest to the earth, and if the weird
signals picked up lately are actually
messages . from the Martians, the
world may witness some history
making revelations on that date.
Mother of Walter W. Head
Dies In Missouri Village
The death of Mrs. A. W. Head,
mother of Walter W. Head, presi
dent of the Omaha National bank,
occurred yesterday in Stewartsville,
Mo. Mr. Head was at the bedside
of his mother when the end came,
having been called to Stewartsville
Mrs. Head, who was 68 years old,
is survived by her, husband, two
daughters, Mrs. Truman Bowen ot
Easton, Mo., and Miss Madge Head
of Stewartsville, and two sons, Wal
ter W. of Omaha and R. D. Head of
DeKalb. Mo.
Mrs. Head will be buried at Stewartsville.
The Weather
Colder Sunday and possibly
Hourly Temperatures.
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7 a. m t 3 p. m 61
H a. in 48 4 p. in AS
9 a. m 50 5 p. m (13
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Alexander Chambers Leaning
From. Ladder an Stock Car
In South Side When Fa- '
tality Occurs.
Alexander Chambers, 34 years old,
2612 L ' street, switchman for the
Union Stock Yards company, was
instantly killed yesterday while
switching stock cars in the railroad
yards between O and P streets.
Chambers was leaning from the
ladder on a stock car, when he was
struck by a switch standard beside
the track and knocked from his po
, He fell to the ground and rolled
under the car, the rear truck pass
ing over his chest, killing him in
stantly. Yardmaster W. J. Dailey and En
gineer "Red" Elger of train No. 12,
as soon as they saw him fall, rushed
to his assistance, but found him dead
when they reached his side.
The body was taken to Brewer
Undertaking company, 4731 South
Twenty-fourth street.
Hoover Reiterates
Refusal to Become
Democratic Nominee
New York, April 10. Herbert
Hoover again has answered "no" to
an inquiry whether he would accept
the democratic nomination for prest
dent if it was offered him. In a tele
gram sent to Chandler M. Wood,
chairman of the executive committee
of the democratic state committee
of Massachusetts, Mr. Hoover said:
"Your published letter asking if I
would accept the democratic nomi
nation has been received by me and
I appreciate the implied compliment
I gather that it was written prior to
a statement of mine last Saturday,
which appeared in Boston and other
papers. You will, no doubt, there
fore appreciate that the answer to
your iqquiry is 'no.' " '
Mexicans Make Attempt
To Kidnap U. S. Attache
Washington, April 10. Private
advices from Mexico City said Maj.
Edgar W. Burr, military attache of
the American embassy, was kid
naped by the rebels who attacked
the train at Tres Marias, almost
within sight of Mexico City March
28, and was being carried away to
be held for ransom when he es
caped by a ruse and made his way
back to the railroad station. He re
turned safely to Mexico City with
Mrs. Burr, Dr. Florence Hailo and
a Mr. Hurd, also Americans, who
were passengers on the train.
Will Foil Highjackers
By "Safety First" Plan
W. J. Hynes of the Hynes Elevat
or company believes in "safety first"
tie has purchased shotguns for him
self and his chauffeur and is having
double locks put on the doors of his
home as the result of a warning re
ceived that highjackers plan a raid
on. his home at 432 North Thirty-
eightn street
Hundreds of Switchmen Break
Away From Official Restraint
At ClevelandNew England
Workers Remain Loyal.
show 40,000 are out
Thousands of Other Workers
Affected Through Closing
Of Industrial Plants Some
Strikers Return to Work.
Chicago, April 10. Several more
railroad centers today were affected
by the insurgent strike of switch
men and passenger service was af
fected in some places, notably New
York City, while strikers returned in
small groups at several places. Large
areas of the country had not yet
been invaded by the strike, whyft
union officials declared was.h ef
fort to overthrow the unions and
make way for a new organization. i
Tti wJtrVimn in Mur TTn aland.- h
in all the southeastern states apd in''
upper Mississippi and the Missouri
valleys remained at work, tfiose in
Denver and St Paul and Minneap
olis formally voting to remain at
On the other hand, hundreds of
men in Cleveland, the headquarters
of the Brotherhood of Railway 1
Trainmen, . today broke away from
official restraint and quit work.
' Reports Differ.
Reports of the number of strikers
were confused by the variance be
tween the figures of union officers
and strikers. Unofficial figures from
the various railroad centers affected
chowed 40,000 men on strike.
In addition thousands of persons
were indirectly affected by the strike
through the closing of steel mills. V
packing plants and other industries -'
dependent on the roads for coal and
raw material. ' - '
The insurgent forces were strength
ened by nearly 8.000 today whe
switchmen in 22 additional cities am i
. ... . l'
towns strucic ana iurtner waiicout' aj
occurred in large railroad centers?"" V
A . . 1 i . , Ann . -i il
rtjfainsi mis gain auoui i,uyrv sitik
ers returned to work in a half dozen
places. More than 4,000 joined tho
strikers already out in Toledo, Pe
triot, Columbus, Indianapolis, jFort 4
Worth and other cities.
Claim Tieup Complete.
In the Chicago area, claims of
railroad heads and officers of the
brotherhoods who united to break
the unauthorized walkout, that strik
ers were returning to work and that
railroad traffic was gradually ap
proaching normal, were met with
denials by officers of the Chicago
yardmen's association, who asserted
that the tieup was complete.
Federal intervention in the strike
with the possible utilization of the
Illinois National Guard to protect
property was forecast today by,
the action of District Attorney
Charles F. Clyne, who, after an all
night conference with his staff and
members of the Department of Jus
tice, summoned John Grunau, leader"
of the strikers, to his office.
It was said that definite instruc
tions were received by Mr. Clyne
from Attorney General Palmer in
regard to the government's action
in the strike situation.
U. S. Not Powerless.
Mr. C!yne would not discuss pos
sible government action. "I will
say. however," he stated, "that the
United States is not entirely power
less in a situation that affects the
food and fuel supply of the country
and that drastic action will be inevi
table unless conditions are altered
materially within the next 48 hours."
It was learned that Mr. Clyne
was in conference by telephone with
chiefs of the Department of Jus
tice in Washington as late as 3
o'clock this morning.
Members of the Eleventh regi
ment, Illinois National Guard, were
reported to have been ordered to
keep in close touch with their
homes, so they could be reached by
telephone at short notice. They
said they were instructed to be
ready "to go out on strike duty" at
any time.
Plan for Investigation.
Plans for the senate investigation
of the strike were completed today
by Chairman Cummins of the senate
interstate commerce committee. The
inquiry will begin in Chicago on
Tuesday and will conducted by the
full committee, with John Grunau,
A. F. Whitney, vice president of the
Brotherhood of Railway, Trainmen,
and officers of the Chicago. Milwau
kee and St. Paul railroad, ojfWhicn
the strike originated, as the tirst wit
nesses. .Two railroads entering Chicago
lifted all freight restrictions and
promised 100 per cent operation in
the next 48 hours.
The first general movement tack
to work was announced after a con- '
ference between A. E. Lloyd, super
intendent of the New York Central
lines; W. H. Kirchy, general k-ir-man
of the Brotherhood of KlU
Trainmen; and W. Bann
(Continued oa Pag Two,